Kahlil Gibran A Self-Portrait Author:Anthony R. Ferris "Letters mingle souls," said the poet John Donne, and no better proof of this statement could be found than this collection of the letters of Kahlil Gibran. — In his letters the author of The Prophet, The Broken Wings, The Voice of the Master and other twentieth-century classics bared his soul completely, and their strange magic inspired in his c... more »orrespondents a like self-revelation.
The letters in this book span the years from 1904 to 1930, and truly constitute a self-portrait of the poet in the time of his greatest productivity. These are Gibran's Boston and New York years, with an interlude in Paris, during which he studied under the sculptor Auguste Rodin.
There are touching letters here to his sister Miriana and other members of his family; there are thoughtful letters to such influential men as Ameen Guraieb, the editor who introduced the youthful Gibran to the Arabic-American public; and, above all, there are impassioned letters to May Ziadeh, the Lebanese writer with whom Gibran had formed an extraordinary "literary and love relationship" entirely through correspondence.« less